The Government needs an Office for Demographic Change to understand the effects of our changing society.
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Emily Carver: This September, unions cannot be allowed to sabotage and obstruct children’s education again
Thankfully the Government is taking the threat seriously and has launched a “back to school and college” campaign.
Having been so focused on Covid health outcomes, we have lost sight of our nation’s terrible rate of drug-related deaths.
Ryan Bourne: Furlough may have averted mass layoffs. But the Government’s next challenge is the reallocation economy.
Covid-19 is likely to have lasting effects on our preferences, where and how we want to work, and where we are able to travel.
Threatening young people to “take the vaccine or else!” sets the groundwork for reducing confidence in the Government’s rationale.
Aamer Sarfraz: Security guards aren’t getting the recognition or rights they deserve. It’s time politicians changed that.
The ONS published data in March showing that they face the highest risk of death from Covid-19, more than any other occupation.
John Redwood: The UK’s reliance on cheap labour to fill occupational shortages has always been wrong – and a barrier to innovation
If a business has easy access to low paid labour it will put off improving its technological processes.
Matthew Greenwood: Community spirit, particularly among the young, has renewed during the last year. We must harness it.
Civic Service can lock in community spirit for the next generation while giving them the vital skills they need for life.
Kieran Cooke: Levelling up cannot be all things to all people. Here are some of the challenges of turning soundbite into reality.
The Government’s ambition is commendable, however, the scale of the challenge is significant.
Never mind that such a person would never pay off what they owe: the eye-watering fact is that interest itself becomes 68 per cent of the total debt.
Robin Hodgson: In 50 years, our population will have increased by over 50 per cent – not counting Hong Kongers. Is this sustainable?
Both the short and long term implications of this rise are baleful. Demography is destiny – and the Government should act.
Ministers may be right in assuming that nothing like the full complement of those entitled to settle do so. But what if they’re wrong?
The borough, GPs and the NHS knows that the figures are wrong. But without someone to clean the information or update the systems, we will struggle.
Radical: Have you been following the ONS census sex question fiasco? If not, here’s what you need to know.
It is good news that guidance has been corrected, but it should be noted that one’s legal sex and one’s biological sex are not identical.
Radical: Despite lockdown, the gender wars rage on. Here’s our round up of the biggest issues of the week.
One of the most striking developments was Mordaunt criticising the use of the word ‘woman’ in the Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill.